Wolverhampton Grammar is an independent selective day school for boys and girls from a wide catchment area throughout the West Midlands, Staffordshire and Shropshire. In 2011 the school opened Wolverhampton Grammar Junior School for students aged seven to 11.
The school was founded in 1512 by Sir Stephen Jenyns – a Wolverhampton man who achieved success as a wool merchant, became a member of The Merchant Taylors’ Company then Lord Mayor of London. He decided to found a school “for the instruction of youth in good manners and learning”. The school retains close links with the company.
The school delivers a personalised curriculum to provide an education and learning experience that is unique. Students achieve excellent GCSE and A-level exam results. At its most recent inspection it was judged to be excellent in all areas.
The 23-acre site includes a purpose-built sixth form centre and a £3.8 million arts and drama centre, home to the Viner Gallery and Hutton Theatre. The Merridale and Caldicott buildings house laboratories that have been refurbished to the highest standards.
State-of-the-art ICT facilities provide broadband internet access to all parts of the school.. In the first three years students study a broad curriculum. In year 10 students pursue a core of English Language and Literature, three separate sciences, Mathematics and at least one modern language. There is a wide range of optional subjects, and most students take 10 GCSEs.
The majority of students take three or four subjects atAS/A2-level and almost all continue in higher education, including a number of students who go to Oxford or Cambridge.
Over 80 per cent of students get their first choice of university. Wolverhampton Grammar School offers a wide range of extracurricular activities.
Sport has a long tradition at the school and students compete at city, regional and national level. There is a commitment to the highest standards of skill and sportsmanship but the emphasis is also placed on enjoyment.
The school participates in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme and there are opportunities to undertake field trips and foreign exchanges. There is a vigorous outdoor education programme. The school also has a purpose-built climbing wall and sports pavilion offering panoramic views.
Purpose-built facilities for art, music and drama provide the best venues possible for exhibitions and school productions.
The location of the music department at the heart of the school ensures the sound of singing, ensemble and band music is always heard on campus. A Community Service programme and an active student Charity Fundraising Committee ensure that all students are involved in working for the good of others.
For dyslexic students the school’s OpAL (Opportunities through Assisted Learning) programme is designed to allow bright children with specific learning difficulties to enjoy a first-rate academic education. OpAL students have consistently achieved 100 per cent A*-C grades at GCSE and all A-level students have been offered university places.
The school is proud of the pastoral care and support it offers to students. An important forum is the Student Parliament which consists of elected representatives from all year groups.
The school accepts applications to the junior, senior and sixth form (boys and girls from Years 3 to 13) throughout the year, although new students usually join in September.
The school’s own entrance tests are held in the preceding January. For the sixth form, offers of places are made subject to GCSE results and interview.
The awards vary according to the level of family income and are reviewed annually. Please contact Mrs Jane Morris, Admissions registrar, on 01902 421326 or email email@example.com for further details.
Age range: 7-18
Fees per term:
Junior School £3,356,
Senior School £4,421
Headteacher: Kathy Crewe-Read
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